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Score 8.8 out of 100

Trello

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

Trello is great for tracking the progress of projects that have specific completion dates or tasks that must be finished in specific orders. We've used it for fundraising projects and event planning, not to mention planning of specific work projects. Trello's flexibility makes it so easy to set up and share new boards with interested parties.
Jill Nimmer-Beres | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Trello
7.7
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Trello
8.9
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
Trello
7.5
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Trello
6.9
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Trello
7.5
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Trello
7.5
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Trello
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Trello
8.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Trello
7.3
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Trello
7.3
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Trello
7.6
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Trello
8.2
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Trello
7.4
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Trello
7.3
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Trello
7.2

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Trello
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Trello
7.2
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Trello
7.8
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Trello
8.2
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Trello
8.8

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

  • Easy color categorization of the "Cards" (which can represent anything from projects to tasks)
  • Ease of use overall - you can divide work into columns and move it from column to column depending on status
  • You can create multiple boards, which are spaces to store tasks (for different work contexts, or even private boards)
  • You can easily share boards with another person
  • You can easily assign tasks (Cards) to persons
  • You can store information in cards, like files and short format text
Wilbert Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

  • Swim Lanes - they are nonexistent. There is a third-party tool to add them but it's buggy as all get out
  • View - I am not sure how to do it but I really wish I didn't have to pick between viewing all cards with no detail or one with all detail. Maybe the ability to collapse and expand?
  • Integrations - It would be amazing if I could easily pop action items from Gmail over to Trello, but right now I can only copy text or upload screenshot attachments.
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

Trello 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I am very likely to renew Trello, because it doesn't cost anything to do so. I am also very likely to use Trello's upgraded features in the future because a lot of my team's data is stored on there and they have already gotten used to the platform. Trello is very easy for new team members to pick up, making the onboarding and usability very streamlined.
Sahr Saffa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

Trello 8.6
Based on 44 answers
Overall, Trello is a great tool to use. It's very user-friendly, very powerful and we've set it up to work well for our team. I've recommended it to others who need something free or very cheap and it's worked well for them too. If you're wanting something with more muscle, then I'd suggest looking at either monday.com or Airtable.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

Trello 8.0
Based on 161 answers
I have never needed to contact Trello's customer support team. For the most part, the app is pretty self-explanatory. I have used their help center and find it really useful, particularly their Getting Started guides, which cover everything from general information to feature deep dives and best practices. The help center is available in six different languages and the Trello Community is there to answer questions along with Trello Support.
Elissa Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Trello

Trello 9.0
Based on 2 answers
For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
Raylene Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

I would say Trello is very well suited for my team's needs as we are relatively small in size but frequently scale up based on the project's size and needs. We tend to use it at a basic level for organizing internal tasks and to-dos, but also develop large complicated boards when need be. It doesn't seem like other systems (like Basecamp) scale very well and really require a more consistent type of workload to make the best use of them.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trello

  • Trello helps me maintain visibility into what my international teams are doing - even if we can't be in the same room together, we can be on the same board together.
  • Trello helps us manage WIP so as to reduce the amount of things we are trying to do simultaneously.
  • (Negative) Our teams often use Trello as a crutch for traditional communication - instead assuming people will detect changes on the board on their own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Trello

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Trello Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeForever Free
Business Class12.502
Enterprise17.502
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Trello
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Trello
10.0

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Trello
8.6

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Trello
8.0

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Trello
9.0

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